Jim and Lindy Franks establish Endowed Scholarship

HOPE, AR – – The University of Arkansas Hope – Texarkana Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Jim and Lindy Franks Endowed Scholarship.  The Scholarship is for a student pursuing a degree in education and maintaining a 3.0 GPA.  A preference for awarding the scholarship will be given to a Nevada County student.

Jim and Lindy were long-time residents of Nevada County before moving to Little Rock.  Although both have advanced degrees, they each first earned a bachelors degree in education.  Jim served ten years on the Prescott School Board.  An attorney, he has worked many years in the banking industry and is the President of First National Bankers Bank in Little Rock.  Lindy’s passion for students has been evident in her work in the classroom and serving the school districts in this region.  She retired as Director of the Southwest Arkansas Educational Cooperative in Hope in 2012.  Lindy is an active member on the U of A Hope-Texarkana Board of Visitors and the Foundation Board of Directors.  The Franks are excited to establish this scholarship to help students pursue their dreams of higher education.  They understand the value and positive impact an education can have on an individual.

Please help the U of A Hope-Texarkana express our thanks to Jim and Lindy Franks for the new Endowed Scholarship.

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U of A Hope – Texarkana Multicultural Club Presents Black History Program

HOPE, AR – The University of Arkansas Hope – Texarkana Multicultural Club will present its annual Black History program on Thursday, February 4, at 7:00 p.m. in Hempstead Hall Auditorium.  Mr. Larry Shaw is the keynote speaker, and there will be several performances by local groups including the Drum Ballet.

The public is invited to attend the event.  For more information, visit the college website at www.uacch.edu.

10th Annual Beads, Bags, and Bangles Kids’ College Fundraiser set for February 18th

HOPE, AR – The 10th Annual Beads, Bags, and Bangles is set for February 18th at Historic Washington State Park 1940 Gymnasium from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  This annual University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Foundation event benefits the Kids’ College program held each summer at the College.  Kids’ College is a three week program designed for kids who will be in the first through eighth grades in the fall.   The 2015 program served nearly 400 students from Hope and surrounding communities.  A portion of the funds will also benefit UAHT’s Prep Academy and the I-Serve programs, which have been in existence for four years, serving approximately 100 area students in grades 9-12.

BBB will bring back the best from each of the ten previous years to help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this event.  This will include great food, live performances, and plenty of shopping.  The black and white attired evening will include live and silent auctions. Guests may self-park or take advantage of valet parking.

A big thank you to our sponsors of the event who help make it possible.

Gold $1,000

Alexanders Jewelers

Amigo Juan Mexican Café

Georgia Pacific

Hope Floral

Kathy Struckman – Fulton Grass

Pafford EMS

Penny and Chris Thomason

Robee Carter, DDS-Smiles of Arkansas

Tyson Foods


Silver – $750

Honeycutt Printing, Inc

Hope Water & Light

Tonja and John Hays


Bronze – $500


Debbie Malek-Caney Creek Estates Mobile Home Park

Kari and Dan Rohrbaugh

Mustard Seed Wealth Management

Southwest AR Education Co-op

Wilson Furniture


Tin – $250

AllCare Pharmacy

Anderson Frazier Insurance

Bank of the Ozarks

Belinda and Ricky Aaron

Betty Jo Hays

Bobo and Bain

Celia Montgomery

Christi and Whit Whitlock

Cindy Ford — Sisson Real Estate

Coffee Family Dental

Debbie and Pat Henry

Diamond Bank

Dolly and Paul Henley

Farmers Bank & Trust

Ivan Smith Furniture

Jill Bobo

Joan McLean

Kim Hollis

Lance & Associates Real Estate

Laura and Wayne Clark

Lindsey and Wade Townsend

Lindy Franks

Phoebe Bailey

Rainbow of Challenges

State Representative Brent Talley

To purchase your tickets please contact Jill Bobo, UAHT Foundation Executive Director at 870-722-8516.


U of A Hope to hold Wildlife Food Plot Class on February 9th

The University of Arkansas at Hope Community Education division will hold a FREE Wildlife Management Food Plots Class on Tuesday, February 9th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Planting food plots as a wildlife management practice can have great advantages. One among many is that it may fill a nutritional gap even in a good habitat. In this introductory class, instructor Steven Sheets will cover the basics of seasonal food plots. Learn more about the role of food plots and about how to get started. This class is sponsored by Eagle Seed; they will be providing bags of seed for students attending.

Wildlife Management – Food Plot Class
Tuesday, February 9
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Hempstead Hall

The course is FREE, but pre-registration is necessary.

Click here to register.

For more information contact Lorena Cuellar, Community Education Coordinator at 870.722.8102.


U of A Hope Schedules Forklift Certificate Training

The University of Arkansas Hope is currently enrolling students for Forklift Certification Training scheduled on the Hope Campus for Saturday, February 13th.  The class will be held in room 160 of the Technical and Industry Building on campus and will begin at 8:00a.m.  The $75 training covers class IV and V Forklifts. This course satisfies the training provisions as stated in OSHA Class IV & V forklift (Powered Industrial Truck) 29-CFR-1910.178.  The class size is limited to 10 students so enroll today by contacting Sequoiah Anderson at sequoiah.anderson@uacch.edu or by phone at 870-722-8162.

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Grand Opening for U of A Texarkana Professions Building

Grand Opening for U of A Texarkana Professions Building set for January 20th at 11:00 a.m.


The University of Arkansas Texarkana would like to invite the community to join in the grand opening celebration of the new Professions Building at 3501 U of A Way in Texarkana, Arkansas.  This new  three-story, 20,000 square foot educational space, will allow for continued growth and the addition  of new programs of study on the U of A Texarkana Campus

This building is uniquely designed to accommodate the addition of Health Professions with a fully functional simulation lab, as well as Technical and Industrial programs which have been requested by students and industry partners in the region.



The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana is expanding our 49 years of teaching Allied Health Programs to include the Texarkana Campus with the opening of the new Professions Building.  This spring, students can enroll in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) as well as prerequisites for the Licensed Practical Nursing/Licensed Vocational Nursing program and prerequisites for the LPN/LVN to Associate’s Degree in Nursing program. These two programs are scheduled to be fully transitioned to the Texarkana campus by the Spring of 2017

On the Hope Campus, our first nursing class was in 1966-67.  We have continued to provide quality nursing programs that include degrees in Certified Nursing Assistant, Licensed Practical Nursing, and Registered Nurse.  These great programs will be available on the Texarkana Campus.



The University of Arkansas at Texarkana is ramping up its world-class Career Technical programs to meet industry needs by adding Supply Chain Management at U of A Texarkana. The Supply Chain Management (SCM) program is designed for entry-level employment in transportation, logistics, and warehousing.  Graduates will understand the responsibilities of managing goods from raw materials to final consumer.

The program encompasses three degree levels which include an Associates of Applied Science (AAS), a Technical Certificate (TC), or a Certificate of Proficiency (CP).  Students can pursue these degrees in a variety of class options that include traditional classes, online classes, and night classes to help accommodate students’ schedules.

The Interstate 30 corridor in Southwest Arkansas is a key transportation route used to connect businesses located all over the nation.  Area employers have expressed a need for employees who understand principles in transportation, logistics, and inventory management.  Recent surveys indicate an estimated 67-87 jobs in Supply Chain Management will be filled locally in the next 2-5 years, giving students a great opportunity to gain employment after completing this program.



The University of Arkansas Texarkana is pleased to announce that it is currently enrolling students in the new Commercial and Residential Equipment-Maintenance and Repair (CARE) Program also known as Facilities Maintenance.  This program will provide a full-time student in two semesters the knowledge and skills required for entry level employment in the maintenance and repair of commercial and residential facilities.

The program includes training in carpentry, HVAC, plumbing, appliance repair, and basic electricity.

U of A Texarkana is offering this new program at the request of local employers engaged in the maintenance and repair of schools, hospitals, nursing homes, apartment complexes, office buildings, and other commercial and residential facilities.  This program is divided into three certificates allowing students to complete one program at a time and finish the entire program with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in General Technology.

U of A Texarkana is currently enrolling students for these programs that will begin on the Texarkana campus on January 11th in the new Professions Building. Enroll today and get the certification to begin a great career. To find out more about the program and to register please contact the Enrollment Management Department to speak with Katelyn Smith, Director of Student Relations, at 870-722-8228 or Presley Pennington, Enrollment Specialist, at 870-722-8172.

The grand opening will include a Texarkana Chamber Ribbon cutting at 11:00 a.m., followed by an open house and refreshments in the new Professions Building.  Come join us January 20th for the Grand Opening.

Here’s to Another Fifty Years

With 50 years of experience, the dedicated faculty and staff at University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana are ready to help students overcome obstacles to succeed at their educational goals.  The Faculty and Staff at U of A Hope-Texarkana “put their money where their mouth is” when it comes to helping students.  Through the employee giving program, known on campus as “Bridge Builders,” faculty and staff elect to give a portion of their pay checks to the UA Hope Texarkana Foundation to assist students.  These “Bridge Builders” have funded scholarships, assisted with campus projects, helped with campus beautification, and helped students in many other ways.   At U of A Hope-Texarkana, 86 percent of the faculty and staff have designated over $11,000 of their paychecks be donated to the Foundation in 2016.

Each year during the employee benefits fair, employees renew their donations and the Foundation provides these “Bridge Builders” with a small token of appreciation.  This year, insulated travel mugs were presented to those who elected to contribute.  The group recently gathered for a picture and collectively decided that the slogan for the year of giving would be “Here’s to Another Fifty” to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the College.


PICTURED:  A group of the U of A Hope-Texarkana Bridge Builders paused this week with their Bridge Builder travel mugs for a picture.  The Bridge Builders annually contribute over$11,000 to the UAHT Foundation.

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Spring Break Amtrak Educational Adventure

UA Hope-Texarkana Spring Break Amtrak Educational Adventure 2016


UAHT Student Activities is sponsoring an educational spring break trip March 21 – 24, 2016 traveling on the Amtrak Texas Eagle.  Students will leave Hope on the Texas Eagle on Monday evening at 9:18 p.m. and travel overnight arriving in St. Louis at 7:19 a.m.  Students will be traveling in private roomettes in the sleeping car on the train and eat breakfast on the train.  We will explore downtown St. Louis on March 22 and March 23 including the world-famous arch, the Museum of Westward Expansion, and the City Museum.  We will stay the night of March 22 in the St. Louis City Center Hotel.  Students will board the train for the return trip on March 23 at 7:21 p.m. and arrive back in Hope at 5:09 a.m. on March 24.

The cost is $150 per student and includes roundtrip train tickets with breakfast on March 22 and dinner on March 23, hotel accommodations, and tickets to the museums.  Students will be responsible for lunch and dinner on March 22 and lunch on March 23.  A non-refundable $25 deposit is due January 14.  The balance ($125) is due on February 15.

Learn more about Amtrak’s Superliner Roomettes at:  http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?c=AM_Accommodation_C&pagename=am%2FLayout&cid=1241210576173


Monday, March 21 9:18 p.m. Depart Hope, AR on train
Tuesday, March 22 7:19 a.m. Arrive in St. Louis, MO
Day Gateway Arch and Museum of Westward Expansion
Evening Activity to be determined
Wednesday, March 23 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
Day City Museum
7:21 p.m. Depart St. Louis on train
Thursday, March 24 5:09 a.m. Arrive in Hope



$25 deposit due January 14

Balance of $125 due February 8

If you have questions, please email brian.berry@uacch.edu.


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Sock Drive


December 7-15

Help Make A Difference! Place new, packaged socks in the bin in the Student Center Atrium or Enrollment Management Office. Paper will also be available in the Enrollment Management Office if anyone would like to make a card to be given to the residents to brighten their spirits.

This community service project is sponsored by the U of A Hope Student Ambassadors. Donations will be delivered to Heather Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

For further details contact: Katelyn Smith at 870-277-8228 or katelyn.smith@uacch.edu.

Sock Drive